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The Home Bible

Posted: March 2nd, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

In our household this is referred to as the “Home Bible” — okay really, I’m the only one that uses it so I can call it whatever I want to and that’s the most creative name I could come up with…


This was the thing - I was tired of hunting down names of companies or people that we have used on a regular basis in our house.

I wanted ONE location where I could go to to find

phone numbers, keep receipts or other important information.

I had an old pocket binder from school and in the front cover I printed a list of important numbers - a quick go to guide you might call it. (Also, great to leave out for the babysitter!)


Then each slot I designated for one member of the family (even our dog) that way any important documents can go in the proper slot. I also labeled one pocket for house needs, and listed the numbers on each of those too. I kept the back of the portfolio open for extra receipts.


I find it has been much easier going through one folder than a bunch of them and clearing out what I need when I have the chance. Just thought I’d pass the idea on!

♥ Katie

4 Comments on “The Home Bible”

  1. 1 Erica said at 2:09 pm on March 2nd, 2010:

    That’s GREAT!
    I have a ‘Home Management’ binder that I have that kind of stuff in ;o) It keeps everything from recipes and menus to gardening and home decor. That way everything important to me and my family is in one spot and if we need to go somewhere real fast, I can grab it and not worry about leaving a phone # or something behind!

  2. 2 Melanie said at 3:56 pm on March 4th, 2010:

    I have a book too but since we have moved, I haven’t had time to get it all together. Doesn’t it feel good to have it all organized and together?

  3. 3 Donna said at 5:52 pm on March 19th, 2010:

    I did one similar but very plain.I took a small binder,the kind with brads already on them and I filled it with notebook paper.I labeled each page with “family”,”friends”,business” etc. It has saved my life many times. I love the way yours looks. Hmm…Maybe I will update the look of mine now!

  4. 4 Beckie said at 1:05 pm on March 20th, 2010:

    Now that is a great idea! I need to add this to my home decor binder since they could all be in the same binder essentially. I can’t tell you how many times I look up my pediatrician’s number since it is not in a good place.

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